Chapter 15 – A Boat Trip with Girasole? And My Exposed Desires
“Hello, Landlady-san, are the members of the Girasole back?”
“Hello, Wataru-san. Yes, they’re back. I’ll let them know you’re here.”
“Please, thank you.”
Oh, it looks like they are back; just the thought of seeing these beauties makes me excited.
“Ufufu, master, your nose is growing.”
“…Hahaha, oh, it looks like they’re here. Hello, Alessia-san.”
“Hello, Wataru-san. I’m glad to see you are safe; please come into our room since we can’t just stand around talking.”
Yes, she is as beautiful as ever; I think it can’t be helped that my nose is growing.
Wow, the guys in the dining room were getting bloodthirsty… and I knew this inn was full because the Girasole members were staying there. There are a lot of their fans here. I’m afraid I’m going to get in trouble when I leave.
I was shown to the room and greeted everyone.
Everyone greets me with a smile, and it makes me happy… I’m afraid I’m going to misunderstand them like that employee. I’ll have to be careful.
“That reminds me, what happened to that employee after that?”
“…He’s come to our inn a few times. He said that this inn was not suitable for us to stay here. When the landlady complained to the innkeeper over there, he stopped coming, but now… he often calls out to us in town.
… He’s really made it worse. He didn’t seem to give up, but I’m afraid he’s going too far.
“Well, you must be careful enough. Today I brought you some souvenirs. I have several, so pick the one you like.”
“Ara, they’re beautiful, but is it okay to give a souvenir this way?”
“Ahahahaha, Camille-san told me that too. But that’s okay because you’ll be more likely to wear something you choose and like.”
“Are you giving souvenirs to Camille-san, too? It’s not good to give random souvenirs to women, you know?”
“I’ve bought souvenirs for the men, too. I have already given them to Guido-san and the others.”
I don’t want to be told that I put more effort into the souvenirs I give to the ladies.
“Oh, you’re surprisingly good.”
“…I’m very curious about what you thought of it, but that’s why you should choose it.”
If I ask them poorly, I might get my heart broken, so I’m not going to bother. Yeah, just to see a beautiful woman enjoying herself is enough to make it worthwhile to buy these souvenirs.
“Thank you, Wataru-san. I feel bad for always taking things from you.”
“No, no, you’ve given me enough just for letting me have Rimu. Please don’t worry about it at all.”
If Girasole hadn’t brought Rimu to me, we wouldn’t have met, and this souvenir is nothing compared to Rimu.
“Really? Well, if you say so, I will indulge myself.”
I want you to be indulged too.
Oh, Dorothea-san and Marina-san took Rimu. I envy Rimu for being pampered every time.
“So, how was the southern continent?”
“We haven’t been able to do much sightseeing, not much different from what I told you before. The probability of civil war has increased.”
“So it’s going to be rough.”
“Well, that’s what it looked like.”
“So, Wataru-san, will you still continue with the pepper trade?”
“No, I’m thinking of looking at other countries this time while selling the pepper I bought.”
“Ara, that’s nice. Where are you going?”
“I’m thinking about going to Palermo. I heard that the cathedral there is very beautiful.”
“You are going to Palermo?”
“Y-yes, I haven’t decided yet, but I am thinking about it.”
“Claretta, you are talking too loud. I’m sorry, Claretta has always wanted to go to Palermo.”
“No problem. But with your skills, you could always go, couldn’t you?”
“We are from the Kingdom of Brescia, northwest of this continent. The best way to get to Palermo from there, other than the beast kingdom, is to go through the trouble of human supremacist people to a greater or lesser extent.”
“Oh, do you mean the Northern Empire?”
“Yes, the Kingdom of Brescia also borders the Empire, so there are often skirmishes. Well, the Brescia Kingdom is only involved in skirmishes because of the fierce conflict between the neighboring beast kingdom and the Empire.”
“Is there another country between the Kingdom of Latina and Palermo that has a human supremacy policy?”
“Yes, there are countries friendly to the Empire. From here, we have to pass through them by land and even by sea; when we make port calls, they give us the cold shoulder if we have beastmen on board, and even by sea, they sometimes inspect our ships and harass us if we have beastmen on board.”
“Wow, it’s very troublesome.”
In fantasy, human supremacy is usually a troublesome issue, isn’t it? I feel like they don’t ask questions, and I’m not good at it.
“Yes, it’s troublesome. I’m asking you, in light of all the trouble you’re going through, would you take us with you?”
“Yes, can you do that?”
A boat trip with Girasole? That would be a great reward, wouldn’t it? But what if they find out about the performance of the ship?
It was fine with the dark elves because there was little risk of information being leaked, but what about this time? Let’s get some time to think it over.
“Hmm, I’d like to say it’s not a problem at all. As I said before, there is a secret on my ship. Would you mind if I had some time to think about it?”
“Ah, the secret that makes the pepper trade so successful. All right, we’re the ones who are asking for the impossible, so don’t mind us.”
We continueed chatting for a while and left the inn. Claretta-san looked like she was going to ask for a favor, but she held back. I was tempted to say I’ll take them there, and then, what should I do?
“I have to think about things, so shall we go back to the ship?”
I sit on the sofa in the salon and think about it while poking Rimu. The advantages and disadvantages of the boat trip with Girasole.
The advantage is definitely the boat trip with Girasole, that big-breasted beauty party. In fact, I would pay to have her go with us.
The disadvantage is that they might find out about my skills. I guess so. It’s hard to send out a food storage ship, and I don’t want to go along the shore if there are on-site inspections and other hassles. If there are monsters out there, they’ll know about my ability to reject to come aboard… What should I do?
“Is Master worried about taking the members of the Girasole with us?”
“It’s different, Felicia. I don’t know how Master could refuse their request. He wants to take them with us, but he’s also worried about keeping his secret.”
They see through me completely. But I can’t say no to a beautiful woman like that. It’s something that can’t be helped, right?
But yes, in the end, it’s a matter of whether I want my abilities to be known or not. The members of Girasole are good people, and they are beautiful. If I ask them to keep my secret, I think it will be alright.
In addition to being beautiful and having big breasts, it would be great to go on a boat trip with them.
The Creator God said it, too, right? People like us try to live inconspicuously, but eventually, our desires get the better of us, and we use our abilities.
In this case, it should be at a level where we can’t help but be defeated by our desires. I can’t pass up the chance to travel with the beautiful party of my strike.
“Yeah, I’ve made up my mind. We will go to Palermo with the Girasole. Do you mind it, Ines, Felicia?”
“Ufufu… it’s fine.
“I don’t mind either, but what are you going to do about your skills?”
“I’m not going to hide anything from them, especially since I’m going to make it a condition that they keep it a secret. I’m letting them on board because I trust them, so any secrets would be detrimental to their trust in me.”
“That’s a wonderful idea, Master.”
“You don’t mean to say that we should stop hiding things from each other in order to enjoy the cruise together to the fullest? Don’t tell me you’re not going to do that?”
“Hahahaha….. no way.”
“But let’s talk to Girasole and make plans for tomorrow.”
We’re on a boat trip, and I want to make sure I make full use of my abilities and have a good time on the ship.
“You shouldn’t be so preoccupied with the Girasole that you leave us alone, should you?”
“Of course. I will do my best to please Ines, Felicia, and everyone from Girasole.”
“Ufufu, Felicia, our Master has revealed his true nature.”
“Eh? Ah, no, no, no. I was just expressing my desire to do my best for a pleasant cruise.”
“Ufufu, Master, you haven’t changed much, have you?”
“It’s alright, Master. Felicia will serve whatever Master wants to the best of my ability.”
“Eeh? Yes, thank you?”
It’s not good. When I thought that I couldn’t let my desires get the better of me, it seemed my desires were leaking out. If I don’t at least try to mend the surface, I’ll just be a pervert.
Since there was still time before dinner, I thought I’d better think about a fun boat trip plan, or else I’d be exposed if I talked too much.
“Can I please have a cup of tea since I’ll be thinking about it a little longer?”
“Oh, thanks, Rimu, you’ve helped me organize my thoughts.”
I give a piece of fruit to Rimu, who is twitching in my arms, and then let him go.
“Rimu, great? This, like.”
“Rimu is so great; I’ll give you another fruit too.”
Rimu is happy and shaking with joy, hah… It comforts me…
After getting a cup of tea, I continue to think about it. What can we do to have fun on the ship? The template would be pudding, but can I get the ingredients?
Do we have sugar, eggs, and milk? And vanilla extract? Well, there’s nothing that can’t be done with vanilla extract, but if I can get milk, I’ll make it.
What else is there to do? It’s like planning a date. But I want us to have fun and get to know each other better.
Is there anything else? Right, I’ll ask Donnino-san to make a reversi and jenga game, which is a simple game, but I’m sure they’ll enjoy it.
The rest is… Hmmm, I can’t think of anything. Maybe a new ship? Let’s look at the ship purchase screen. Hmm, a luxury liner is obviously not possible, or a ferry, come to think of it. I’ve seen luxury liners, but I haven’t looked at ferries in detail…
Here, this is… I didn’t know ferries were like this. I’ve never been on one before. I think this is enough already. I should have negotiated with Ines about the ferry; I want a ferry.
“Master? What’s wrong? You’re acting weird.”
I was writhing in greed and regret, and Ines barged in on me.
“Oh, Ines and Felicia, I was looking at the ship purchase screen and found the ship I wanted, and now I’m in trouble.”
“Why would you be in trouble? What kind of ship is it?”
“Here it is.”
“Oh? A big boat, a ferry? I’m curious about this restaurant with all these delicious-looking things.”
“I’m interested in this bathhouse with a view. The large bath looks very comfortable, Master.”
“Yes, there are also cup noodles, ice cream, alcohol vending machines, juice vending machines, concession stand, mini-theater, DVD rental, game corner, and many other things I want on this ship.”
“Ufufufu, there’s a lot of stuff I don’t understand. Is it fun?”
“I’ve never seen Master so obsessed with anything but women.”
“Yes, it’s full of very fun stuff and food that I miss. …Felicia, am I that easy to understand?”
“How is this different from a luxury liner?”
“You don’t really want to let it slide, huh, Ines?”
“Ufufu, yeah, right. You’re so easy to understand. So, what’s the difference?”
“W-well… I don’t know if I’m getting it right, but a ferry is a boat that you can take for a trip or just to get around and have some fun. A luxury cruise ship is a luxurious ship for the rich, with the best food and the best entertainment.”
“Ara, is there a difference between a luxury cruise ship for the rich and a luxury cruise ship for ordinary people, huh?”
“Is it? Well, for ordinary people, there are a lot of things on the ferry that stimulate their greed.”
“They both look like fun. But if you want it, why don’t you buy it?”
“Yes, I have 27 gold coins, 41 silver coins, 50 copper coins with me right now, 76 platinum coins and 50 gold coins in my guild account, 30 platinum coins in my savings boat, and 495 boats full of pepper, and I’m having trouble finding a place where I can buy one if I spend all the platinum coins I have. If I can’t buy them, then I can just give up…”
“It’s very expensive, but it’s nice to have fun on a regular ship before having fun on a luxury cruise ship. I’d be less impressed if it were the other way around. How about you, Felicia?”
“Yes, Ines is right. It seems a shame to start with the luxurious ones first.”
“That being said, I can’t do it with Ines without buying a luxury liner. I don’t want it to take even longer.”
“Ufufufu, you’re being honest about your desires today, Master. I’m glad you want me so much that you are worried about giving up something you love so much, hmm.”
“Yes, it will be a long time before the migration is complete for me too, and I see that you are patient too, Master.”
“…I’m sorry, I said something embarrassing. Please forget it.”
“I’m glad you were honest, Master.”
I’m exposing myself to the fullest extent today. I wanted to be at least a little bit of a perverted master, but I didn’t realize that they already thought I was a very perverted master…